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    I've done the same thing numerous times! Great...

    I've done the same thing numerous times! Great job!
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    I have a fair amount of both Atlas and two...

    I have a fair amount of both Atlas and two Bachmann diesels, and I have found that the Bachmann locomotives outperform the Atlas ones, at least the ones that I have. This is just my opinion, folks....
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    I like converting Bachmann diesels (only have to...

    I like converting Bachmann diesels (only have to of them) to DCC as they are easier to solder the red and black pickup wires to the screw posts and terminals than Atlas diesels.
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    If you're handy with a soldering iron, then you...

    If you're handy with a soldering iron, then you can easily put in any Z scale or N scale DCC decoder with resistors and LEDs for the lights.
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    The ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro. It's on a...

    The ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro. It's on a printed-circuit board DCC sound decoder. You just need a speaker.
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    As long as a decoder will fit in the physical...

    As long as a decoder will fit in the physical space, that is what I used in my GP7 and GP-40. They've been outstanding runners.
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    I have a Bachmann GP7 and GP40 (new version). I...

    I have a Bachmann GP7 and GP40 (new version). I have not had one problem with them. I replaced the stock decoders with ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro v5 DCC sound decoders. I also detailed them...
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    That works. Thank you.

    That works. Thank you.
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    That's kind of stupid that we can't delete our...

    That's kind of stupid that we can't delete our own threads before a certain time, like 15 minutes. Seems like an unnecessary waste of time on the mods. And can we put in a thread somewhere on picture...
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    How to Superdetail a Bachmann GP-40

    Why can't I delete this thread?
  11. Thread: Bli nyc e-8a

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    They all share the same chassis.

    They all share the same chassis.
  12. The LEDs are too dark to effectively be used as...

    The LEDs are too dark to effectively be used as headlights.
  13. Those are configured to be the front and rear...

    Those are configured to be the front and rear ditch lights. Why don't you solder the included LEDs to the pads for the front and rear lights?
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    Nothing wrong with the newer Bachmann stuff. I...

    Nothing wrong with the newer Bachmann stuff. I have numerous Bachmann steam engines and they all have been great!
  15. I think Mr Moose likes the whips and chains.

    I think Mr Moose likes the whips and chains.
  16. In addition, even if you use a multi-meter to...

    In addition, even if you use a multi-meter to test continuity between the frame halves, the motor contacts, and the LEDs, you'll get an open reading. However, please insulate that one part of the...
  17. Athearn SD-70/75 DCC Installation Warning

    All, please be aware that if you use the new board OEM ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro (73100) DCC Sound decoders in an Athearn SD-70/SD-75, that you might fry the decoder. I did it twice. I'll tell...
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    Looks great! Very similar to what I did for my...

    Looks great! Very similar to what I did for my 2-8-2.
  19. So, ahem, what are you going to do with the old...

    So, ahem, what are you going to do with the old tender? :)
  20. I'm debating about this one...I already have a...

    I'm debating about this one...I already have a Model Power 2-8-2 that I added ESU sound to, along with seperately-applied details, like handrails along the boiler, air and brake hoses, firebox...
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    The voltage is set from the factory at the max...

    The voltage is set from the factory at the max brightness. You can't add brightness to it. Sorry!
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    Sounds exciting!

    Sounds exciting!
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    You're not going to make it brighter.

    You're not going to make it brighter.
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    Nice!!!!!!

    Nice!!!!!!
  25. Thread: minitrix FM

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    Nicely done! I like the extra details too!

    Nicely done! I like the extra details too!
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